[Pm-utils] Problems with 98smart-kernel-video and intel graphics chipsets

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
Sun Sep 28 07:32:54 PDT 2008

On Sun, Sep 28, 2008 at 09:28:07AM -0500, Victor Lowther wrote:

> In a perfect world, I would agree with you, and having video drivers
> that are written with assistance from (or by) chipset and system vendors
> will help out a great deal. That still means that quirk handling needs
> to be improved to the point where we can have a .fdi file that can take
> kernel revisions, drivers, and driver revisions into account, even if it
> is just to say "if we are running kernel revision $foo or greater, using
> driver $bar revision $baz or leter, then we no longer need quirks".
> Blanket whitelisting and blacklisting only seems to work for
> closed-source binary blob based video drivers right now, it seems.

The amount of time spent implementing this and getting everyone to 
generate the appropriate files is likely to be larger than the amount of 
time required to fix the bugs.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org

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